It seems like Beyoncé only gets fiercer with every passing year. If you can’t get enough of Bey’s powerful voice and mesmerizing performances, you’ll be thankful for her new DVD, “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4,” due out November 29. This deluxe, two-disc set features the complete Roseland concert, bonus offstage footage, a 20-page booklet and a video anthology that includes seven videos from her latest album, 4. (You can check out the DVD trailer here!) As if that weren’t enough Beyoncé to be grateful for, the concert documentary is filled with never-before seen footage and stories of her personal journey from eager five-year-old music fan to fierce entertainer and mother-to-be who is in control of every aspect of her life and career.
WIN THIS! Beyoncé says that the album 4 is all about her defining life moments. Tell us in the comments about the most defining moment in your life—the two tales that inspires us the most will win copies of “Live At Roseland: The Elements Of 4″ DVD/CD set. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. We’ll pick our two favorite responses and announce the winner Wednesday, November 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
When I was 25 years old, I was in a band. It was a dinky little coffeeshop folk-rock band, but MAN it was fun. I had just enough skill to compose but not enough to accompany myself, so I made embarrassing recordings of half-formed songs, brought them to my bandmates, and we workshopped them together. You know how being the lead singer of a band looks really fun? Well, it IS. Seriously. Keep reading »
Twelve previously unheard Amy Winehouse songs will be released on December 5 in an album where a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity set up in the singer’s memory. Amy recorded the 12 songs, which have been tweaked by her longtime collaborators (including Mark Ronson), at various points during her career. The songs will include favorites she performed in concert, like “Valerie” and “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”; “Body & Soul,” which she recorded with Tony Bennett before her death; and a brand new song called “Between The Cheats.” Amy’s dad Mitch Winehouse called the album “incredibly beautiful” and a “fitting tribute.” Aww, now my eyes are watering. [BBC] Keep reading »
Britney Spears’ “Criminal” music video is out and if “Mob Wives” hasn’t locked it down as its theme song, they should. The song itself is typical Britney-meh and the video is Britney-awful. There’s not one but two incidents where the cameras linger on her official perfume. (Product placement, y’all!) Brit-Brit and her real-life boo Jason Trawick play passionate bandits who meet when he saves her from being roughed up on the street by a douchey date. A great message for the
kiddies mob wives whose real lives are actually like this: it’s okay to trade one criminal for another — just trade up! [Just Jared] Keep reading »
Damn you, Katy Perry! You’re dressed like a candy cane and standing between two ladies who look like lifesize anime characters and still your cover of Adele’s heartbreaking “Someone Like You” brought tears to my eyes. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »
What is there to say about “Dedication To My Ex,” the catchy pop song by Lloyd all about his ex’s vagina? I mean, really, what should I say? I’ve been sitting here typing and deleting and typing again and … I just don’t know what to say. “Dedication To My Ex” is a super-catchy pop song that could have been written and performed by Hanson, if only the lyrics were not all about an unnamed ex and how her “p**sy done changed.” Keep reading »
It’s one of the quintessential (and sometimes dreaded) first date questions: What kind of music are you into?
There’s a reason that most people tend to side-step this question with a deft, “A little bit of everything.” It’s because your taste in music reveals a lot about you to potential partners. Here’s the breakdown of 71 bands/musicians/singers and what they say about you… Keep reading »